Forest Floor Mushrooms Watercolor Sketch

I have a choice. I can let worry hijack my thoughts or I can just say, no, to them. It's an epiphany. What I find helpful is to journal about the worry and or anxiety, let it all out. And by journaling, I mean hand writing...analog not digital. Why? Because the thought travels from your … Continue reading Forest Floor Mushrooms Watercolor Sketch

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Nature at Lake Katherine Sketch

flora and fauna lake katherine sketchDo you want to go on a virtual field trip with me to Lake Katherine?!? Fascinating nature is ooozing from every corner this time of year and we're loving every inch of it! First, we'll start in the garden. Black-eyed Susans, Purple cone flower, and ornamental grasses surround the butterfly sculpture. And who enjoys … Continue reading Nature at Lake Katherine Sketch

Mushrooms in the Woods Sketch

Journal entry: 6-16-2010 85°F mostly sunny, light breeze Country Lane Woods, Cook County Forest Preserves Zone 6 The mosquitoes are vicious this afternoon. Humid wet conditions make them happy. I will put up with them for a little while and render my payment, a small donation of blood, to hear the trickling of the creek … Continue reading Mushrooms in the Woods Sketch

Lichen, Moss, and Mushroom Sketch

Just look at the beautiful specimen I found while hiking last Sunday! I always like to note what the weather conditions are because I think it is so vital to what you encounter in the woods. While I was hiking it was 41°F, raining and there was a light fog hovering above the horizon. Here … Continue reading Lichen, Moss, and Mushroom Sketch